I am very fortunate to have had purple anemones in flower in my garden pretty much constantly for four months thanks to successional sowing- the current crop was planted in about March.
Also in my vases today are cornflower ‘Blue Boy’, sweetpea ‘Mammoth’ and an annual larkspur. All of these were sown in October, overwintered in my small plastic ‘greenhouse‘ on the patio and planted out in late April and early May.
The cosmos on the right is ‘Double Click Cranberries’, started from seed in late March. It’s the first time I’ve grown this and it will definitely go onto my list to grow again next year. I also started off and grew ‘Double Click Snow Puff’ at exactly the same time and in exactly the same conditions, but I seem to have fewer plants and they are quite a way behind in their flowering.
Finally, the bright colours are set off by the acid green of Alchemilla mollis (remember that time in January when my neighbour gave me this?) and (unknown) spirea foliage.
It’s been quite a while since I took part in the weekly challenge set by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to share a home-grown arrangement on a Monday, but today the inspiration has finally taken me to get back into it, and I look forward to seeing what everyone else has in bloom this week.